Proverbs Chapter 22
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1 We should be more careful to do that by which we may get and keep a good name, than to raise or add unto a great estate. #2|. Divine Providence has so ordered it, that some are rich, and others poor, but all are guilty before God; and at the throne of God's grace the poor are as welcome as the rich. #3|. Faith foresees the evil coming upon sinners, and looks to Jesus Christ as the sure refuge from the storm. #4|. Where the fear of God is, there will be humility. And much is to be enjoyed by it; spiritual riches, and eternal life at last. #5|. The way of sin is vexatious and dangerous. But the way of duty is safe and easy. #6|. Train children, not in the way they would go, that of their corrupt hearts, but in the way they should go; in which, if you love them, you would have them go. As soon as possible every child should be led to the knowledge of the Saviour. #7|. This shows how important it is for every man to keep out of debt. As to the things of this life, there is a difference between the rich and the poor; but let the poor remember, it is the Lord that made the difference. #8|. The power which many abuse, will soon fail them. #9|. He that seeks to relieve the wants and miseries of others shall be blessed. #10|. Profane scoffers and revilers disturb the peace. #11|. God will be the Friend of a man in whose spirit there is no guile; this honour have all the saints. #12|. God turns the counsels and designs of treacherous men to their own confusion. #13|. The slothful man talks of a lion without, but considers not his real danger from the devil, that roaring lion within, and from his own slothfulness, which kills him. #14|. The vile sin of licentiousness commonly besots the mind beyond recovery. #15|. Sin is foolishness, it is in the heart, there is an inward inclination to sin: children bring it into the world with them; and it cleaves close to the soul. We all need to be corrected by our heavenly Father. #16|. We are but stewards, and must distribute what God intrusts to our care, according to his will. 17-21|. To these words, to this knowledge, the ear must be bowed down, and the heart applied by faith and love. To live a life of delight in God and dependence on him, is the foundation of all practical religion. The way to know the certainty of the word of truth, is to make conscience of our duty. #22,23|. He that robs and oppresses the poor, does so at his peril. And if men will not appear for them, God will. #24,25|. Our corrupt hearts have so much tinder in them, that it is dangerous to have to do with those that throw about the sparks of their passion. 26,27|. Every man ought to be just to himself, and his family; those are not so, who, by folly or other carelessness, waste what they have. #28|. We are taught not to trespass on another man's right. And it is hard to find a truly industrious man. Such a man will rise. Seest thou a man diligent in the business of religion? He is likely to excel. Let us then be diligent in God's work.
Sam. gaea's Proverbs Chapter 22 comment about verse 21 on 9/22/2013, 9:09am...
I receive wisdom to understand the Truth of the word of God so I can give an answer to an inquiring soul. Maybe to an unbeliever to help him or her see the truth of the
_Rosalina_Sayson_Ko_Tapay_'s Proverbs Chapter 22 comment on 9/21/2013, 2:58am...
(This is my RESPONSE on "christie"'s COMMENT dated 9/19/2013 at 8:25am about Proverbs Chapter 22):...If someone tells you a LIE about your spouse and keeps on insisting that it is true, then do this, "Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease" (proverbs 22:10). MEANING: Let him go, instead of listening to his LIES, because he is creating a fury on your heart against your spouse. But you must do it in a way that he will not feel OFFENDED because God said, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself" (Mark 12:31). In this way, he will stop or cease in talking LIES to you about your spouse. Do this also, "Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul" (Proverbs 22:24-25). MEANING: Do not be a friend to him because he talks LIES to you about your spouse which you do not like. It is better to keep yourself away from him than to learn his ways. Being near to him might cause a fire to burst on your heart and soul against him. It may lead you to do something bad against him which is against the bible saying, "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you" (Matthew 5:44). You can do that even you are not near to him.
Kim's Proverbs Chapter 22 comment about verse 16 on 9/01/2013, 4:22pm...
This can be said of the United States Republican Congress. I thank the Lord that he will
deal with those who oppress the poor and give to the rich.
God is good!
Aaron Nah's Proverbs Chapter 22 comment about verse 11 on 8/30/2013, 10:28pm...
Its all about 'love' and being careful in speech.
Karon harris's Proverbs Chapter 22 comment about verse 14 on 8/24/2013, 8:51am...
This is so true. I read this Proverb and it save me from making a big mistake. It was sent to me and I read it three times and i was amaze. very wise Proverb
Rolivhuwa humphrey Ramabulana's Proverbs Chapter 22 comment about verse 6 on 8/23/2013, 9:10am...
Word of wisdom brings lyf and awesome knowledge from above
Rolivhuwa humphrey Ramabulana's Proverbs Chapter 22 comment about verse 6 on 8/23/2013, 8:59am...
When parents gives commandments and a way of lyf on chilrens they a opening their bright future.we as children we becomes pasters, teachersscientists and etc as fruits plantent by parents Ephicians 6:4-6
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